Butternut squash is a real winter treat. Meltingly sweet and moreish, it is so good cooked with warming Moroccan flavours.
*Ras-el-Hanout is a Moroccan blend of aromatic spices including allspice, aniseed, cardamom, cloves, cumin, ginger, nutmeg and orris root – many of which are said to have aphrodisiac properties. You'll find it in the herbs and spices section in larger supermarkets.
*When ready to serve, add a little butter and perhaps a few whole almonds.
*This would be good served with grilled lamb chops, chicken or sausages.
Average, 2tsp Ras-el-Hanout was way too hot for me and thats pretty much all I could taste! Might depend on the blend u have, or your tastebuds... Nice idea. If I made it again would use less spice and leave out the raisins. - 03 Jun 2010